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The Galapagos Part III - Highlights from Under the Water

By far, my highlights of the Galapagos came from what I experienced and saw under the water.  For the majority of the snorkel sites, there was not a great deal of color, per se, except for the fish themselves, this not being a coral reef based archipelago.  713 more words

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Preparing our trip to the Amazon rainforest and a bit of Manaus

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Last March, Jessica and I, flew to Manaus and made it our base to explore the Amazon rainforest. 1,591 more words


The next Carmen

Hello world, can’t believe it’s been a year since we’ve last chatted….my bad? I’ve been busy with a new clothing company, maybe finally getting a degree, and settling down?….(haha ya right). 450 more words



Highlights – Epic day whitewater rafting and canyoning! Lowlights – Flushing the ‘tarantula’

The bus ride from Quito to Baños was a relatively short four-hour journey (not including the hour drive from central Quito to the bus terminal on the southern edge of the city). 1,345 more words

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Argentina - Bariloche to Tilcara

The bus journey from Puerta Varas to Bariloche was a pleasant surprise. Not long after boarding I was presented with a roll, coffee (with a least three sugars in it) and a biscuit. 951 more words

Curitiba – A Little Taste of Iran

Curitiba is not your typical tourist destination in Brazil.  Situated in the Southern part of Brazil, this capital of the state of Paraná has one of the best qualities of life for Brazilians and is a leading example of proper urban planning.  696 more words

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In a Friend's Home

If you are visiting from out of town perhaps you have a friend with a pleasant setting in their DC home for your wedding.